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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Social Psychology by Wesleyan University

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1,689 reviews

About the Course

Ever wonder why people do what they do? This course—which includes more than $1,000 of video and reading materials—offers some answers based on the latest research from social psychology. Students taking the course for a Certificate will also receive free membership in Social Psychology Network ( COURSE DESCRIPTION FROM PROFESSOR PLOUS: Each of us is dealt a different hand in life, but we all face similar questions when it comes to human behavior: What leads us to like one person and dislike another? How do conflicts and prejudices develop, and how can they be reduced? Can psychological research help protect the environment, and if so, how? This course offers a brief introduction to classic and contemporary social psychology, covering topics such as decision making, persuasion, group behavior, personal attraction, and factors that promote health and well-being. Our focus will be on surprising, entertaining, and intriguing research findings that are easy to apply in daily life. The course will also draw from the websites of Social Psychology Network, the world's largest online community devoted to social psychology. I hope you'll join me for this course, have fun, and learn some useful information that enriches your life....

Top reviews

Jun 12, 2020

Very interesting course, tons of great material. Of all the courses I have taken so far in Coursera, this is one of the few that has pushed me to focus on the material we were going over-great course.

Sep 26, 2020

Such a wonderful course, enlightening, compelling and fun! Professor Plous is an amazing source of education and kindness throughout the 7 weeks.\n\nThank you soon much for this learning opportunity.

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By Srdjan S

Jan 5, 2021

Precise sublimation of key aspects as well as history

By Nishat T (

Jul 25, 2020

It was an awesome experience.I thoroughly enjoyed it.

By Akeem A

Jul 10, 2020

The Instructor,Professor Scott Plous gave everything.


Jul 8, 2020

Amazing course!.

Very very interesting and educating.

By Cheyenne M

May 4, 2020

Learned so much from this course ! Highly recommended

By shujuan g

Apr 28, 2020

A superb course to take, will help you in any aspect.

By Luz R C S

Oct 13, 2021

I really liked this course I learn a lot, thank you.

By Dr. A K C

Jul 12, 2021

Excellent wish to learn more through similar courses

By Ee S R C

Jul 5, 2020

A very informative, useful, engaging and fun course.

By Darshita A

Jun 2, 2020

Amazing!!!! Specially the special contents provided.

By Brittney H

Apr 18, 2020

A wonderful course that I thoroughly enjoyed taking.

By Linda S

Feb 28, 2019

It is a nice and fun course with a great instructor!

By Anh T Q T

Feb 22, 2019

Hands down the best course I've taken on coursera :)

By Latifa S

Sep 14, 2021

I​ enjoyed every bit of it, and I have learned alot

By Julieta B

Jan 17, 2021

An excellent course! very complete and educational!

By Saumil P

Dec 22, 2020

Great experience, learned a lot. Very very helpful.


Aug 11, 2020

The best course I took on line. Thanks Mr. S. Plous

By Michael J D

Jul 11, 2020

Excellent course, very interactive and educational.

By Lilly L

Jun 19, 2020

So interesting! As well the videos by the lecturer!

By Tommy N

Jan 28, 2020

anyone should do it at least once in your lifetime!

By Laré N

Jan 12, 2021


By Mia B

Aug 1, 2020

I found this to be my most enjoyable class so far!


Jul 11, 2020

I loved the course and learnt many things from it.

By Marcela T

Jun 4, 2020

This is an amazing course, I highly recommend it!!

By Temirkhon K

Jun 1, 2020

One of the most interesting courses I've ever had!